Dear Friends and Supporters,

We are deeply disappointed to have to report that the founders and board members of TGS withdrew the application for a charter from the ICSB this week. The ICSB staff decided not to recommend TGS for a 2015 charter and presented the founders with the option to withdraw before the scheduled board meeting. TGS representatives decided this was in the best interest of the initiative.

One of the most difficult things about this process is the disappointment that comes with knowing we will not be able to serve the families and children we’ve met along the way in the manner we envisioned. We cannot express how grateful we are for all of the letters of support, emails, and encouragement we have received. In fact, your encouragement, along with a passion and drive for authentic education, is what keeps us going.

The founders are continuing discussions about what comes next. At this point in time, we do not have definitive answers; however, we know that we have been a catalyst for a conversation that needs to be continued in our community. We are certain that we want to maintain the collective voice we have built, and we are all still deeply dedicated to the core of our vision. Our work toward change will not end here. We hope that you will continue to check in as we regroup and make decisions about what our next steps will be.

In sincere gratitude and hope for a bright future,

The Founders of The Green School